(Exam) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission TEST - 2008

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission 
(CSIR UGC) Test 2008


Joint CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship June, 2008:

1. CSIR will hold the National Level Test on 22nd June, 2008 for determining the eligibility of the Indian national candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling under the faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of higher learning and research, as applicable.

1.1 A candidate may apply either for ‘JRF + Lectureship’ both or for ‘Lectureship (LS) only’ He/she may indicate his/her preference in col.3 of the application, as the case may be. CSIR may consider candidates applying for ‘JRF + LS’ for ‘Lectureship only” depending on number of fellowships available. If a candidate is found to be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for Lectureship (NET) only.

1.2 Two separate merit lists, one comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF - NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for Lectureship (NET). The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if otherwise suitable as per the eligibility criteria of that Scheme/Project. However they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. They will be eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than JRF-NET. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes with which they may find association.

1.3 The result of the examination to be held on 22.06.2008 may be declared sometime in the month of October, 2008 and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded from 01.01.2009.

2.1 Subjects of the Test:

The Test will be held in the subjects as given under:

I. Chemical Sciences,
II. Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences
III. Life Sciences
IV. Mathematical Sciences
V. Physical Sciences

Important Dates:

  • Date of Examination: 22.06.2008

  • Date of start of sale of Information Bulletin: 12.02.2008

  • Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin by post only: 26.02.2008

  • Date of close of sale of Information Bulletin (at all stations including Delhi): 03.03.2008

  • Last date of receipt of completed application forms: 10.03.2008

  • Last date of receipt of completed application forms (from remote areas): 17.03.2008

  • Last date for receipt of request for change of centre on merits: 31.03.2008

2.2 Educational Qualifications:

M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under the subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above, with minimum 55% marks for General & OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991.

A candidate can also apply for the Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc. OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above during the academic Session 2007-2008. Such candidates will have to submit the attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp (with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in the final year M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination. However, such candidates shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall be considered eligible for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed the Master’s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.

2.3 Age Limit & Relaxation

For JRF (NET): Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2008 (upper age limit may be relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).

For LS (NET): Minimum 19 years, as on 01.01.2008. No upper age limit.

3. Date and Scheme of the Test:

3.1 The Test will be held in two sessions on Sunday, the 22nd June, 2008 as under:

Paper Marks Timings Duration
I 200 10.00AM-12.15PM 2-1/4 hrs
II 200 2.00PM-4.30PM 2-1/2 hrs

Negative marking will be made for wrong answers in Paper I. Paper II will be evaluated only in case of those candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper I as may be fixed by the CSIR. Candidates are required to appear in both the papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be permitted to appear in Paper II. The questions in all these papers will appear both in Hindi and English.

3.2 Syllabus of the Test:

4. Examination Centers:

The test will be held at 25 Centres spread all over India, specified below:

Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.

A candidate may opt for any of the above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted. However, a request for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if received in this unit latest by 31.03.2008.

5. How to obtain the Application Form and Examination Fee payable:

By Hand: Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the Information Bulletin and Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank notified below in para 5.2 (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following fee in cash:

Category Fees
1. General Rs. 400/-
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) Rs. 200/-
3.SC/ST/Physically or visually handicapped Rs. 100/-

By Post: The information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value Payable Post(V.P.P.) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi - 110 008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-, Rs. 200/- or Rs.100/-(as the case may be) drawn in favour of “Indian Bank, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the candidate should send a request to the Bank with TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the address at which he/she desires the Information Bulletin & Application Form to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) The above mentioned Bank will entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday the 12th February, 2008 till Tuesday, the 26th February, 2008 only.

The candidate should write his/her name, Date Of Birth, address, date of Examination (22.06.2008) and subject code on the back of the Demand Draft so that it can be located easily, if it gets detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing bank and drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.

Examination fee paid along with the Bulletin for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances.

5.1 Candidate seeking Fee Concession:

The candidate should attach an attested copy of the certificate to the category he belongs as a proof of his claim. An application form, claiming fee concession but without an attested copy of a valid SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH certificate, will be summarily rejected.

6. How to apply and the last date of submission of Application Form:

Candidates seeking admission to the Test must apply in the prescribed application form supplied along with the Information Bulletin. Please handle this form carefully while filling up. The completed application should be send only Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C). in the prescribed envelope supplied with Information Bulletin. Candidate should check that the Serial number printed on the Information Bulletin, Application form, Certificate of Postage card and on the envelope are the same. The application form should be filled-in by the candidate legibly and carefully, in his/her own handwriting with Black INK pen.

Candidate should super-scribe the Subject Code, Application Form No. and Centre Code in the boxes provided on the envelope containing the application form (with enclosures).

The application form, duly completed with requisite enclosures and; in the prescribed envelope supplied with the Bulletin, should be sent Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C) as to reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 10.03.2008 to,

The Controller of Examinations,
Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group,
CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management,
Library Avenue, Pusa,
New Delhi 110012

For candidates applying from Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State, Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdweep, the application form must reach the Controller of Examination CSIR on or before 17.03.2008.

The candidates are advised in their own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their applications by the Examination Unit on or before the closing date.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission (CSIR UGC) Test 2008

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